Bespoke Furniture Awards

Bespoke Furniture Guild Marks

According to the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, “any piece of bespoke furniture awarded a bespoke guild mark can be described as having been designed and made by one of the finest designer craftsmen in Britain. We are therefore justifiably proud to have been awarded 2 bespoke guild marks in recent years with our head cabinet maker Tim Smith having received a further guild mark from work at a previous workshop. We constantly strive for perfection in our making and over the coming years, and with the support of our clients, we hope to create more exciting bespoke furniture and to receive many more of these prestigious awards.

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Cunard Cabinet BGM no.439

A very special commission and a true piece of bespoke furniture. This art deco inspired tambour door media cabinet was designed by Will and Holly Acland to reflect the clients love for the art, architecture and furniture of the Art Deco period. The 3 metre tambour door is made up of over 200 strips each with detailed marquetry and together making up an original beach scene designed by Holly. The tambour door slides perfectly around the cabinet when opened, putting the beautiful scene in motion. The structure of the sides of the cabinet are deliberately left open in order that the marquetry image can be viewed as it slides behind the sun and its rays.

This piece demonstrates craftsmanship at the very highest level. It was ambitious, technically challenging, designed by artists and made by the finest craftsmen. Numerous timbers were used including beautifully grained and figured sycamore, cherry, walnut and quilted maple.

Follow this link to see a video of the cabinet in motion.

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Sukiru sideboard BGM no.446

This bespoke piece represents a continuation of our Anglo Japanese style. Our clients appreciate this developing aesthetic whilst showing keen interest in ‘art furniture’ from Art Nouveau to American arts and crafts. The resulting piece shows many influences and with it’s exposed joinery demonstrates clearly the skill of our craftsmen.

Locally sourced quarter sawn oak combines beautifully with the walnut handles.

Join us on this journey

If you would like to discuss commissioning a piece of guild mark quality bespoke furniture please contact Will Acland on 01539 822852 or by email at will@watersandacland.co.uk